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Louis Foreman
Product Development and Innovation Expert

Louis Foreman is a prolific inventor, product developer, innovation enthusiast and small business entrepreneur. In 20 years, Louis has created nine successful startups and has been directly responsible for the creation of more than 20 others. In recent years, he’s been called upon by Congress to share his point of view on patent reform, by USA Today for commentary on entrepreneurship and often to address schools and universities to propel the advancement of innovation for all ages. Louis J. Foreman's Bio 2014

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IPO- Innovators Insight- March 18, 2015

The Key to Progress is Fostering Respect for IP Louis Foreman has worn his fair share of IP hats—in addition to serving on the IPO Board of Directors and as the current President of the IPO Education Foundation (IPOEF), he is the founder and Chief Executive of Enventys, a product design and engineering firm thatContinue Reading

Inventor’s Block? Get Unstuck From Your Creative Rut. February 05, 2015 Everybody invents differently. Some people spend months, years or even an entire lifetime researching, developing and perfecting one great idea. Others are able to conjure up ideas in response to specific opportunities, such as competitions or innovation searches. Whether you consider yourself a lifetime inventor or a serial one, you will probably experienceContinue Reading

What 3-D Printing Means for the Independent Inventor December 17, 2014 Three-dimensional printing technology was patented in the early 1980s by Chuck Hull, who co-founded 3D Systems, but it’s just now emerging as a trend. While the earliest applications of 3-D printing were limited to research and development labs, today the process is pervading almost every industry and the trend is showing no signs of slowing. Food can now beContinue Reading

What’s the Best Way to Tap the Crowd to Commercialize Your Invention? October 28, 2014 An inventor renaissance is under way. Increasingly, companies are looking outside their  walls for ideas for products ranging from the next novel ice cream flavor to new toys or health care devices. Likewise, inventors can now turn to a number of different online communities for ideation, evaluation, product development and funding.Continue Reading

Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts October 01, 2014 Each year’s end brings an onslaught of predictions for new consumer product trends and a recap of what made the biggest impact. Savvy businesses and entrepreneurs understand the importance of adapting to consumers’ ever-changing preferences to stay competitive. In today’s dog-eat-dog business environment, innovation is key to survival. While it’s easy toContinue Reading

Patent Reform and the Future of Innovation September 11, 2014 Two years ago the America Invents Act ushered in a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent system. The purpose was to stimulate innovation and business creation by strengthening the value of patents. One noticeable change was changing the patent system from “first to invent” to “first inventor to file.” This change, which isContinue Reading

Championing Patient Centered Innovation August 07, 2014 They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Identify a pain that people suffer from and invent the remedy. Simple enough, right?Parents from all over have Marion Donovan to thank for coming up with a solution to the daily pain of cleaning cloth diapers. Without her disposable diaper idea, Victor Mills may neverContinue Reading

The Case for Consumer Centric Innovation July 1, 2014 There was a time when leaders of most companies thought, Why should we look outside of our own corporate walls for the next big thing when our own corporate R&D teams are more than capable of delivering it themselves? The times have changed and the need for innovation has increased significantly. The consumer appetiteContinue Reading

Eureka!— A New Product Idea! Now Ask These Five Questions May 29, 2014 You suddenly realize that you have an idea for a product or service that will transform the world. If you’re American, you’re part of an inventive society constantly looking for the next big solution. So this will probably happen to you at least once. But what do you do next? SoContinue Reading

American Bar Publication – February 2015: Interview with Louis Foreman

Vol. 7 No. 3 By Susan McGahan Susan McGahan is a general attorney at AT&T in Bedminster, New Jersey, handling all types of IP matters for AT&T, including transactional work, assertion, licensing, patent sales, litigation, trademark enforcement, and big data issues. She is also a Girl Scout leader of eighth grade Cadettes at Assumption School inContinue Reading